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Synonyms: Flower, Color Color, Ikasu Onna, Cool Lady, Drip Words, Heartless Bitch and Painful Love, Yoru to Haru to Love, Deja Vu, Flame, Aoiro ga Nokoshita Mono e, Kuchizuke, Kisses, Kusare, Paint in Watercolor, Sugar, Itaitashii Love II, Sake Jock, Secret Comics Japan, Polyethylene yori Ai wo Komete, Aru Hitotsu no Mado no Naka ni, Kusare Onna, Boku no Naka ni Saku Marude Ga no Youna Hana, Liquitex
Japanese: Water.


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 23, 1993 to Jul 1995
Genres: Drama Drama, Girls Love Girls Love, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Serialization: Garo
Authors: Nananan, Kiriko (Story & Art)


Score: 6.441 (scored by 693693 users)
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Ranked: #153312
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Popularity: #9225
Members: 1,719
Favorites: 4
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1. Flower
2. Color Color
3. Ikasu Onna (Cool Lady)
4. Drip Words
5. Polyethylene yori Ai wo Komete
6. Yoru to Haru to Love
7. Déjà vu
8. Flame
9. Aru Hitotsu no Mado no Naka ni
10. Aoiro ga Nokoshita Mono e
11. Kuchizuke (Kisses)
12. Kusare Onna (Heartless Bitch)
13. Paint in Watercolor
14. Sugar
15. Boku no Naka ni Saku Marude Ga no Youna Hana
16. Flower
17. Itaitashii Love II (Painful Love)
18. Liquitex
19. Water


The one-shots Kusare Onna and Itaitashii Love II were published in English as Heartless Bitch and Painful Love, respectively, by VIZ Media in their underground manga anthology Secret Comics Japan on July 6, 2000.

The one-shot Kuchizuke was published in English as Kisses by Fantagraphics in their underground manga anthology Sake Jock in September 1995.


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Oct 9, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Water. is a compilation of short stories which explores sexuality and females feelings, with a unique and minimalistic art, with photos and a lot of metaphors.

Each chapter talk about love in many ways : one chapter deals with lesbian legitimity, an other abords sex traumatism, toxic relationship, non-reciprocal love, jealousy, crushes... All with a sad/melancholic atmosphere.

I'm not into this "almost avant-garde" vibe and romance theme but it can be interesting for reader looking for dramatic love with unique art. -> A lot of chapter were too short or without conclusion.

I don't recommand this anthology for the story but for the art (meticulous decoupage, contrast, simple ...

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Tsunamii_ - Oct 8, 2022
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Where can I read this?
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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